NTSB Identification: NYC88FA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37860.
Accident occurred Friday, August 12, 1988 in WHITE LAKE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206G, registration: N4613Z
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE FLOAT EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT MADE MULTIPLE TAKEOFF ATTEMPTS ON A LAKE, GETTING AIRBORNE AT LEAST ONCE PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. ON THE TAKEOFF RUN THAT TERMINATED IN THE ACCIDENT, THE PILOT TURNED INTO AN INLET AFTER GETTING AIRBORNE WITH INSUFFICENT ROOM TO TURN THE AIRCRAFT AROUND. WITNESSES SAID THE ENGINE SOUNDED GOOD. THE AIRCRAFT STARTED A LEFT TURN AND THE NOSE WAS THEN OBSERVED TO FALL THROUGH THE HORIZON WITH THE AIRCRAFT MAKING CONTACT WITH THE WATER IN A NOSE LOW, LEFT WING LOW ATTITUDE. RESCUERS HAD REMOVED BOTH OCCUPANTS FROM THE SUBMERGED AIRCRAFT WITHIN 5-10 MINUTES AFTER THE ACCIDENT. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE WEARING SEAT BELTS, HOWEVER, THE SHOULDER HARNESSES WERE NOT USED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS BETWEEN 80-250 LBS OVER GROSS WT AT TAKEOFF.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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